Earthquakes in EgyptIn Egypt, there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
Since 1950, more than 580 people have been killed by the direct consequences of earthquakes. There were 2 earthquakes that also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lives, and cause additional damage.
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Earthquakes in Egypt since 1950The strongest earthquake in Egypt happened on 11/22/1995 in the Nuwaybi; Saudi Arabia; Israel; Jordan region with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 11 km resulted in 12 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami, leading to further victims and destruction.
|11/22/1995||Nuwaybi; Saudi Arabia; Israel; Jordan||11 km||7.2||12|
|03/31/1969||Beni-Souef, Al-Qahirah (Cairo)||54 km||7.0||2|
|09/12/1955||Nile Delta||20 km||6.3||22|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.